Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Agri Leader

Ag news in brief

Ag news in brief

Putnam wants more money to fight citrus disease
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15

Program gives SNAP recipients more bang for their buck

SARASOTA — Karen Maxey, 69, grew up on a farm eating fresh fruits and vegetables and maintained that healthy diet throughout her life. But in 2007, the economy took a toll on her personal and professional life; she lost her real estate busines...
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15

Big, small inventions that changed Florida ag

The ag industry was drastically improved with inventions such as barbed wire, gasoline tractors and rotary tillers, many of which helped Florida farmers with their citrus, crops and cattle.
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15

Ranch hopes to expand market for bison meat

FORT MYERS — Two-and-a-half miles down the dirt road that bisects Three Suns Ranch a line of trees gave way to open pastures of tall grass.
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15
Ways to savor, share strawberry season

Ways to savor, share strawberry season

It’s high time for Florida’s strawberry season, and Central Florida’s Plant City is the winter strawberry capital of the world.
Published: 01/19/15
One of a kind

One of a kind

HARDEE COUNTY — Carolyn Hendry Wyatt is one-of-a-kind as far as extension agents in the Heartland go.
Published: 01/19/15
Not resting on his laurels

Not resting on his laurels

ARCADIA—Last year, 18-year-old Austin Beswick’s belt buckle collection experienced quite an explosion as he took home five awards at the DeSoto County Fair.
Published: 01/12/15
Ag briefs

Ag briefs

Searchable database helps ID non-native plants
Published: 01/12/15
Farm tours bring ag up-close and personal

Farm tours bring ag up-close and personal

While farmers and ranchers are used to walking the fields, overseeing the crops and watching over the operations, for those who are new to the experience of farming, a farm tour offers an enriching and educational experience.
Published: 01/12/15
Homemade cheesemaking relies on local milk

Homemade cheesemaking relies on local milk

If you’ve got a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and support local farms, then consider making your own cheese.
Published: 01/12/15

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